Thursday, March 4, 2010

Invisible Children

On March 29th, our AVID classes are going to be able to see the new Invisible Children video.  We will also have the honor of meeting a Ugandan person who will be visiting our school.

On Thursday and Friday we watched the original Invisible Children documentary.

It brings to mind a book that I love called, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier."  So I thought I would highlight it here:

A Long Way Gone - Book Website

From the website, about the book:
"A gripping story of a child’s journey through hell and back.
There may be as many as 300,000 child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s, in more than fifty conflicts around the world. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. He is one of the first to tell his story in his own words.
In A LONG WAY GONE, Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. This is, at last, a story of redemption and hope."

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